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Date published: July 16, 2018
Status: Active

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area Study

The Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area (hereafter Sandy Hook) in New Jersey is a 10-kilometer-long spit visited by thousands of people each year who take advantage of the historical and natural resources and recreational opportunities.

Date published: July 16, 2018
Status: Active

The health of maritime forests in three Mid-Atlantic National Seashores

The 2017 Work Plan for the National Resources Protection Program (NRPP) project on Fire Island, Sandy Hook, and Assateague includes a description of the issues and implications; description of the methods; and summary of the 2017 tasks, including site selection, well and instrumentation installation, and monitoring groundwater levels, temperature, and specific conductance.

Date published: July 5, 2018
Status: Active

Emerging Contaminants and their Effects on Fish and Frogs

The endocrine system in animals produce hormones to regulate essential life processes, such as metabolism, tissue function, reproduction, and development. A large group of natural and synthetic chemicals are known to disrupt endocrine function.   Examples include plant hormones, plastic components, flame retardants, surfactants, fragrances, pesticides, etc. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or...

Contacts: Kelly Smalling
Date published: July 5, 2018
Status: Active

Point and Nonpoint Sources of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and the Potential effects on Fish and Frogs in the New Jersey Pinelands

Scientists from the NJ WSC, Leetown Science Center and New Jersey Pinelands Commission recently initiated a 4 year study designed to characterize the point and non-point sources of endocrine disrupting compound (EDCs) and their potential effects on fish and frogs in the NJ Pinelands.

Contacts: Kelly Smalling, Vicki Blazer, John Bunnell
Date published: July 5, 2018
Status: Active

NAWC West Trenton - Background and Site Description

The former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) was a U.S. Navy jet engine testing facility for military aircraft from the mid-1950’s until the late 1990’s. As a result of the activities at the facility, tricholoethlylene (TCE), jet fuel, and other chemicals have leaked into the subsurface. The NAWC covers 67 acres and has large jet-engine test buildings, associated service buildings, hangers, and...

Date published: July 5, 2018
Status: Active

Pesticides and Amphibian Pathogens in Natural and Created Wetlands in the New Jersey Pinelands

The New Jersey Water Science Center in collaboration with the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Montclair University, conducted a 4 year study to assess the functional equivalency of ponds and stormwater basins in the New Jersey Pinelands by comparing indicators of hydrologic condition, water quality (including pesticides) and biological metrics (amphibian pathogens).

Contacts: Kelly Smalling, John Bunnell
Date published: July 5, 2018
Status: Active

Contaminants in Complex Hydrogeologic Settings - Research Team

Scientists from many disciplines are conducting this research

Date published: June 20, 2018
Status: Archived

100-year drought

If streamflow statistics define what a 100-year flood is, do you think similar statistics could define the opposite event – a 50- or 100-year drought? Certainly it can. And, although a drought doesn't have the immediate and devestating impact that a flood has, it can still have severe effects on the local environment just as a flood does (only it is drawn out over a longer time period). 

Contacts: Thomas Suro
Date published: June 20, 2018
Status: Archived

Floods: Recurrence intervals and 100-year floods

Possibly you can remember when a really big rain, be it from a hurricane or a large frontal systme, hit your town. If flood conditions occurred because of the rain then you might have heard the radio or TV weatherman say something like "This storm has resulted in a 100-year flood on Soandso River, which crested at a stage of 20 feet" Obviously, this means that the river reached a peak stage (...

Contacts: Thomas Suro
Date published: June 15, 2018
Status: Archived

Ground-water Budgets

Ground-water budgets are commonly used in water-resource studies to gain a better understanding of the groundwater-flow system. The hydrologic cycle in the basin can be represented by a long-term water budget in which inflows are balances by outflows and, thus, no long-term change in storage occurs. The water budget can be evaluated through use of two internal budgets and their corresponding...

Date published: June 11, 2018
Status: Active

Collecting Ecological Data and Models of Living Shoreline Restoration Projects

Developing effective living shoreline restoration projects that can withstand hurricanes and storms requires a better understanding of how restoration structures reduce the impact of wave and current energy on marsh edges in estuaries and bays. Without this knowledge, existing living shoreline projects and adaptive management measures are more likely to fail, decreasing the possibility for...

Date published: June 6, 2018
Status: Completed

Upper Maurice River Surficial Aquifer Study

Hydrology of the unconfined aquifer system in the Upper Maurice River Basin and adjacent areas in Gloucester County, New Jersey, 1986-87